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Price's Creek Lighthouse

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Address: Southport, NC
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A piece of the past

Not accessible by land, but good to see a piece of North Carolina history on the ferry ride from Ft Fisher to Southport NC

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lance F
Albemarle, North Carolina
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Albemarle, North Carolina
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not accessible by land, but good to see a piece of North Carolina history on the ferry ride from Ft Fisher to Southport NC

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Myrtle Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Not a lot to look at but a very interesting history. This can be viewed from the ferry out of Southport and is worth looking for. The only surviving lighthouse along the Cape Fear River.

1 Thank Alan S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Price's Creek Lighthouse is the only one of eight lighthouses along the Cape Fear River, which were authorized by Congress in 1848, that is still standing. The lights were needed to illuminate the 25-mile stretch of the Cape Fear River between Oak Island and Wilmington. For History Buffs and Lighthouse Lovers this is a must see. Easily visible when you... More 

1 Thank Cindy P
Sanford, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This lighthouse is one of the last river lighthouses that once help guide ships upriver to the ports and city of Wilmington. It is no longer in use, but is easy to see on the West bank of the Cape Fear River as the Fort Fisher to Southport Ferry slows to dock in Southport...or as the Ferry leaves the Southport... More 

1 Thank NCPirate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Price's Creek Lighthouse is a must see when you are in the area. Great fishing while enjoying the history of this landmark. Just think of the engineering and labor that went into building such structure. Please visit and enjoy!

1 Thank Ken E
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

You see this little brick "lighthouse" from the ferry only. It is cute but you cannot visit it. This is not a thing to do.

4 Thank paminpoq
High Point, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is an abandoned lighthouse that can only be seen from the Southport ferry or boat. If you are into lighthouses and want to see all of the NC lighthouses, the. You should definitely see!

3 Thank Jmkimsey
Beckley, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The remnants of this little lighthouse are fun for lighthouse fans to behold. We took the ferry from Southport to Fort Fisher to see it - make sure you are on the left side of the ferry once it begins its crossing. Only the brick base remain, but it was a pleasant surprise to see it so clearly, as sources... More 

1 Thank SweetPease
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

In Southport we visited the Visitors Center and the Maritime Museum. I believe both places mentioned this lighthouse. I've seen this lighthouse when riding the Southport-Ft. Fisher ferry but never knew the name. I enjoyed reading and learning more about it. Too bad it's on private property and not open for touring and visiting.

2 Thank deeremom430
Jarrell, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I do not have much to add to what other reviewers have said. If you are into lighthouses, this one has an interesting history. It is a shame that we cannot get up close and explore more. This is also a good time to make a plug for the Fort Fisher-Southport ferry (especially since TripAdvisor has rebuffed efforts to add... More 

2 Thank mdiv2001

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